A 32-year-old member asked:
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help please? what is the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke?

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Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Heat stroke is a ...: Medical emergency characterized by a core body temp.> 105 degrees. If u suspect someone of having heat stroke call 911. Try to move the person to an air- conditioned area or at least the shade . Ice packs or cooling in cold / water is best while waiting for help.A person suffering from heat stroke may be unconscious and is @ risk for brain injury and organ failure...
Answered on Feb 23, 2014

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Depends... : Depends on your symptoms and circumstances. If you have heat exhaustion go to the er.
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